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New site will help tackle web crime

UK government follows US authorities’ footsteps

A new site allowing people in the UK to report web crime is one of the topics of discussion at InfoSecurity 2007, which runs until tomorrow at London’s Kensington Olympia.

Lord Broers, chairman of the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee, gave a keynote speech revealing the steps the government will take to tackle e-crime and enable people to stay safe online. The results of this will be revealed in the summer.

One of the possibilities is a website, similar to the US Internet Crime Complaint Centre, that allows people in the UK to report incidents of web crime. This could help solve the problem of people being too scared to report to the police when they have been a victim of internet crime. Statistics of web crime will also be available to the public so people can see how the problem is increasing.

The committee also visited the authorities in the US, including regional centres set up by the FBI, to see how they're dealing with online fraud.


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